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’Tis Better to Give

Than to Receive The collective hearts of the McCallie community

grow larger during the Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons. Designated as the “Season of Giving,” many grades and organizations arrange service opportunities where students and staff can give to others. The examples are varied – sponsoring more than 60 Angel Tree children from a local elementary school, hosting students from Bethel Bible Village and the St. Andrews Center for a Christmas party, throwing a rave benefitting the Susan B. Komen fund, and FallFest, an evening of student musical performances organized by senior Ed Carroll to help the Community Kitchen. Sixth-graders tackled several service projects at the Salvation Army, Northside Neighborhood House and the Nature Center. The smile of this St. Andrews student says it all. At McCallie, the boys learn that giving to those less fortunate should be a priority. g

“Man’s Chief End is to Glorify God and to Enjoy Him Forever”

The McCallie School Mission McCallie School is dedicated to preparing young men to make a positive difference in their world. By fostering their intellectual, spiritual, physical, and emotional development, the school seeks to inspire and motivate them to: »»strive for excellence »»seek truth »»live honorably »»act responsibly »»help others

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Hands-on² + Science  Discovery Science classes at McCallie teach boys to learn more about the world around them in a variety of ways.

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Chris Pollard ’05 has spent the last two summers with the world’s top physicists at CERN

Trey Tucker ’98 shares his thoughts on the importance of fathers in a boy’s life

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Life

Broadcaster Arch McDonald ’22 was the first radio announcer for the New York Yankees

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Senior Mike Zuppa puts the splat in paintball as a semi-professional player

Curtis Baggett ’65, retiring this summer, shares what McCallie has meant to him for 40 years

8 Welcome Back Potter

Ralph Potter ’91 returns to campus as the head football coach of the Blue Tornado

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The 2011-12 athletics season thus far has produced several State Champions

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Thank You Notes

Father Figures

Dear Alumni:

At the end of this school year, McCallie will say goodbye to three of its most veteran staff members. Curtis Baggett ’65, Bill Eiselstein and Bill Royer will retire after more than 125 years of combined service to our school. This spring, we will salute them and celebrate their careers at which time I will present to the three of them books of letters from graduates who appreciate what these outstanding teachers, coaches and administrators have meant to them throughout the years. I hope that you will compose a letter telling Curtis, Bill and Bill how you feel about their influence on your life. From experience, I know these notes mean a great deal to those who are retiring. Writing to one or all three of these men, if they affected your life in an especially meaningful way, would be supportive and appreciated. Please send your Curtis Baggett ’65 (top), Bill Eiselstein (middle), letter to: Mitzi Smith, Bill Royer (bottom) McCallie School, 500 Dodds Avenue, Chattanooga, TN 37404 so it can be put with others in a keepsake leather binder for presentation to them. If you prefer to send your letter electronically, please attach it to an e-mail addressed to: msmith@mccallie.org. It will be printed and added to each collection. Please try to submit your letters by April 30. I thank you in advance for taking time to write to these deserving long-time staff members. g – R. Kirk Walker, Jr. Ph.D. ’69 Headmaster

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Over the past few years, I have come in contact with

many students who don’t know what their fathers think of them. They walk the halls trying to perform and seek approval from others in hopes of finding an answer. Like 50 percent of the children in America, they might go to bed each night without a father in their home. In many other homes, Trey Tucker ’98 has taught Upper the father is physically present but emotionally School English and Marketing and served as the sports information absent. director since 2003. This summer he As a teacher at McCallie, I have had conversawill spend a month learning Biblicallytions with a significant number of students who based counseling techniques. are not receiving the affirmation, guidance and discipline that only a father can give. I once conferred with a student about an essay he had written. His work was unique, well-reasoned and articulate. More importantly, he had the potential to be an excellent writer, but he didn’t know it. He doubted his writing ability just like he doubted himself in every area of his life. When I complimented him on his writing, something lit up inside him. I didn’t realize it then, but my comment filled his sails with wind. My heart broke when he later told me that his father had left the family years before. I know that no one had ever told him, “I believe in you,” and hearing it that day changed his whole demeanor. Without a father’s voice in his life, a boy doesn’t truly know who he is and, therefore, can develop self-imposed limitations that keep him from becoming the man he was created to be, according to author and counselor John Eldredge, who has written “Wild at Heart” and “Journey of Desire.” Another former student once told me about his father, a successful business owner with a drive for perfection. The student said he rarely heard his dad say, “I’m proud of you.” He felt as though no matter how hard he tried or what he achieved, the ability to earn his dad’s approval was always a little beyond his reach. He walked around unsure of who he really was. He craved an identity and a passage into manhood but was left with just questions. Conversely, I know many students whose relationships with their fathers have a healthy mix of affirmation and discipline. In such a relationship, the son has no doubt how his father feels about him. He is sure of himself socially, unafraid to take risks academically and makes good decisions behaviorally. Knowing that your father gives approval, acceptance and encouragement to grow gives one the freedom to discover his destiny and become the person he was created to be. “Until a man knows he’s a man, he will forever be trying to prove he is one,” Eldredge says. Often, a teenager’s rebellious behavior stems from a yearning for permission to step into manhood, according to counselor Bob Hamp. A son rebels against the authority he perceives is holding him back, when what he unknowingly craves is permission, respect and trust from his father in order to release him into manhood. As we help our boys understand their true identity, they begin to choose the right behaviors because they see that wrong behaviors don’t fit who they are. We need to be men who live for the smile of our heavenly Father, not the accolades of this world. When we know that we live under His smile, we live from that approval and acceptance instead of trying to live for it. Once we attain such freedom, we are able to give it away to our children. I become more convinced every day that a father has an even bigger impact on his son’s life than any of us probably realize. Sons idolize their fathers – even if they don’t always express it. Thank you, fathers, for being your sons’ heroes. And thank you for giving McCallie the privilege of partnering with you in their journey to manhood. g

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CEL EBR ATION McCallie’s rowing program celebrated

Front L-R: John Miller, Brian Mu, Sebastian Krupa. Back L-R: Tim Brown, Bruce Baldree, Gil Walton, Mac Caldwell. Seven students met all requirements to advance to National Merit Finalist standing. The 2012 Finalists include: Bruce Baldree, Sebastian Krupa and Brian Mu, Chattanooga; Tim Brown, San Antonio, Texas; Mac Caldwell, Lookout Mountain, Tenn.; John Miller, Fort Wayne, Ind.; and Gil Walton, Montrose, Ala. Finalists are eligible for, and approximately half will receive, National Merit scholarships. The finalists represent less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors and are the high-est scoring entrants in the country on the test. During the 2011-12 school year, 19 seniors were recognized as either National Merit Semifinalists or Commended Scholars.

Tornado.mccallie.org The Tornado, McCallie’s longrunning student-led newspaper, is now exclusively online. Visit Tornado.mccallie.org for student-driven articles, columns, reviews and photos.

HONO R S Senior Christian Talley was named an Academic All-American by the National Forensic League. The NFL presents All-American Awards to students with at least 750 points from debate competitions to earn the degree of superior distinction. Other criteria include a GPA of at least 3.7 on a 4.0 scale, test scores of 27 or higher on the ACT or 2,000 or higher on the SAT and demonstrated outstanding character and leadership. He has accumulated more than 820 points in debate and is the fourth debate All-American in McCallie history according to school records.

its 20th anniversary in 2011. What better way to mark the anniversary than to honor the founder of the school’s program, Dr. Richard Swanson. A history teacher at McCallie since 1977 until his retirement in 2010, Doc Swanson built the rowing program from scratch, a program that has sent many rowers to some of the nation’s top universities. Recently, a group of more than 70 crew alumni, parents and friends, spearheaded by Joan Cousar and Jeff Sims ’81, banded together to raise funds for crew, enough to purchase two eight-man shells and a four-man boat. Doc Swanson was honored at a November reception where the two eight-man shells – the “Richard A. ‘Doc’ Swanson” and the “Doc” – and the other boat were unveiled. “It was a no-brainer to name the boats after Doc,” head crew coach Prentice Stabler ’02 says. “Through the force of his personality, he has turned this into a successful program. He brought in great coaches and took the team to big-time races.

Dr. Richard A. Swanson (left) and his wife Susan (right)

“It’s encouraging to see that alumni and parents are pleased at how they or their boys have experienced the program. They were eager to participate in the project when they heard we were naming it for Doc.” The program has been in need of additional boats lately, as more than 110 boys came out for rowing this season. In competition over the last three years, McCallie’s varsity 8 is undefeated in more than 80 races against boats from the southeast. The team has also won the Southeast Region team trophy from U.S. Rowing each of the last two seasons. g

{ For full coverage of events around campus,visit www.mccallie.org. } FA CULT Y Ken Cochrane decided in November that the

time was right for him to retire. Mr. Cochrane, 89, taught music at McCallie for 41 years. He established the handbell choir in his first year in 1968 while also directing the band and the glee club. He originally retired from McCallie in 1987 but returned to teach handbells in 1995 until this fall. “Ken has played a large role in nurturing music on our campus,” Headmaster Kirk Walker ’69 said. “With our deepest gratitude, we salute his impressive contribution to his students and to this school.” Theresa Coker takes over direction of the Upper School Handbell Chorus. Mrs. Coker has been a handbell performer and instructor for over 30 years. She served as McCa llie m aga zine |

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the school’s interim director of handbells in the late 1990s. Her son Cameron is a 2003 graduate of McCallie. School nurse Doris Price, another longtime McCallie staff member, retired in December after 19 years at the school. Mrs. Price was especially helpful to the boarding student population, offering medical support to those away from their families. g

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Passion for Paint A small flash of color flies toward its target.

The sound it makes – pfft, pfft, pfft – leaving the barrel of the gun is unmistakable to a paintball player. If the aim is true, it’s one man down in this game of strategy, accuracy, conditioning and teamwork.

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Mike Zuppa, a senior day student who lives in Ooltewah, Tenn., is considered one of the top paintball players of his age group. Playing on the semi-professional team Cross Eyed Paintball out of Chattanooga, his weekends sometimes consist of long airplane flights to a tournament site followed by two or three days of non-stop paintball combat. He wouldn’t have it any other way. “You have to have a passion,” Mike says. “Maybe it’s fishing. Maybe it’s skateboarding. Ever since I was 12 years old, I have

been hooked on paintball, and I haven’t stopped yet.” Paintball can be played on a large indoor or outdoor field that is set up with obstacles, barricades and bunkers. Played with at least three people to a team, each participant uses an air gun loaded with a pod of paintballs and tries to shoot and eliminate players from the opposing team. There are variations to the game with a popular version being very similar to Capture the Flag or war games. The paintball itself is a dime-sized gelatin capsule filled with a non-toxic paint-like substance that is designed to explode or splat upon impact, causing the dye inside the ball to stain the object. A pod which is loaded onto the gun holds about 120 to 140 paintballs. Enthusiasts insist that the pain of the shot is minimal, but the required protective gear is a necessity. “It starts with a really sharp numbing sting,” says Mike, who helped Cross Eyed Paintball to a second-place finish in a national tournament in Phoenix, Ariz., in 2009. “I can’t really explain it. It’s not as bad as being hit by something out of a fast air soft gun. It starts out like a brutal sting, turns numb for about 10 seconds, then it goes away.” Mike’s team of 10 or 11 players employs five on the field at a time during a game. From his front Dorito-side position (the name comes from the chip-like shape of the bunker), Mike uses his speed and cunning to move as far up the field toward the flag as he can, trying not to get hit. There are strategies, plays and counter-plays used by each team, as well as instruction from coaches on the sideline as opponents try to raid the flag and return it to their base. All while wearing 30 to 40 pounds of gear and paint pods on your back. Teamwork, Mike says, is one of the aspects of the game that he enjoys most. “Teamwork and brotherhood are part of paintball,” he says. “You always have someone protecting you. There are times when I can’t defend myself, there are so many people shooting at me that I just have to sit

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Senior Mike Zuppa puts the splat in paintball as a semi-professional paintball player. there. I can’t see what’s coming. All I hear are paintballs hitting the bunker. The teamwork and camaraderie are it for me. Some of my best friends are on this team.” His teammates come from all across the Southeast to be members of the Cross Eyed Paintball squad. Team members hail from Alabama, Atlanta, the Carolinas, Florida, even Chicago. Two players from England tried out for the team. In addition to the travel involved, paintball can still be an expensive hobby. The best guns cost around $2,000, and those are replaced every year. There is also the cost of gear and parts. Playing in the professional leagues, however, carries with it the perks of sponsorships which offer financial backing for tournament fees, equipment, gear and some travel expenses. While the game is played with guns and masks and splatting paint pellets, Mike still equates the strategy involved to that of chess. “It gets very complex,” he says. “It turns into a real mind game when I’m out there because sometimes I have to peek inside and draw the guy one way before I dash fast enough the other way so his paint won’t get me. “We usually have a fast guy on the Dorito side and the snake side. Their job is to get down the field. The other guys try to make moves off each other. We have codes. You might hear that an opponent has moved up to a spot. That guy is threatening one of our guys, so I have to get up the field to try to draw someone’s gun to me so the other guy can move. The adrenaline rush never gets old.” The game is relatively new and was first played in 1981. The sport has evolved into skill ranges from professional leagues and college club teams to the weekend warrior who plays for recreation. Off to college this coming fall, Mike has aspirations of possibly receiving scholarship offers to play paintball in college. And he plans on continuing his association with Cross Eyed Paintball. “I’d like to play in college,” he says. “And I’d like to play until I die, but I don’t know how that will play out.” g

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Sports of Different Sorts

When senior George Summers hits the links,

he doesn’t have a set of golf clubs in tow; but rather, a set of Frisbees. George (above) participates in the nontraditional sport of disc golf, and his talent and drive have qualified him for competition in the 2012 Professional Disc Golf Association’s Junior World Tournament. Held annually, this year’s event will be July 14-21 in Charlotte, N.C. George describes disc golf as a game similar to conventional golf. But instead of hitting a ball into a hole, players throw a Frisbee® or a “flying disc” at a target. Targets are various shapes and sizes but are usually elevated metal baskets. Play begins from a tee area, and discs are thrown toward the target with the goal of completing each “hole” with the fewest number of throws. Trees, shrubs and various landscaping obstacles provide challenges as play progresses down the fairway. A hole is completed when a player’s disc lands in the metal basket. The sport first developed in the 1970s, and its popularity increased with disc golf ’s inclusion in the 1975 World Frisbee Championships. Frisbee manufacturing giant Wham-O® sponsored the annual event, a move that introduced the sport to thousands of Frisbee flingers. Today, disc golf is considered a professional sport with national tournaments, sponsored athletes and countless courses around the world. In fact, there are six public courses in the Chattanooga area. George first discovered his passion on one of these local courses. During his sophomore year, he became involved in Ulti-

mate Frisbee, a fast-paced competitive sport offered through McCallie’s Outdoor Program. When that season ended, he gave disc golf a try. The appeal was instant. “I liked throwing great shots,” says the boarding student from Covington, Ga. “But I liked being out there a lot, too.” George purchased discs, including drivers, midrange and putters, at a local store’s going-out-of-business sale, and he’s been playing ever since. Last year, he received a basket for his birthday, which he equates to a having a practice putting green for golf. His success can be attributed to a strict practice regimen. Nearly every day after school, he throws discs at his practice target following Ultimate practice. On the weekends and in the summer, his commitment drastically increases. “When school’s not in session, I’ll play a course all day, and then I’ll practice by myself afterwards,” he says. “I’ll play as much as I can.” Jake Altemus, McCallie’s Director of Outdoor Programs and Ultimate coach, notes significant improvement in the distance of George’s throws as he has focused more on disc golf. “In two years, he has really developed his technique, smoothed out his stroke and dramatically improved his consistency,” Mr. Altemus says. “He is easily the best thrower and can put the disc where he wants regardless of the wind.” McCallie has an active outdoor program. Though disc golf is not an official sport on campus, the school supports students like George who express an interest in nontraditional sports. In fact, George is spearheading a project to build a small disc golf course at the Ultimate team’s practice field. George qualified for the Junior World Championships through his outstanding performances in prior regional tournaments. He is expected to perform well at the competition, which will have an international field. He’s especially looking forward to the opportunity to watch the Professional World Championships, held simultaneously in Charlotte. With the talent, dedication and ambition to compete at the Junior World Championship level, George may very well join those competing in the professional ranks soon. g

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Many alumni enjoy nontraditional sports as well. While bicycling is an established sport around the world, endurance bicycle racing leans more toward the extreme. Brad Cobb ’86 (right) and Stephen Lebovitz ’79 (left) recently put their bodies to the test in the Trans Andes Challenge, a six-day mountain bike race covering 265 miles and over 40,000 feet of climbing the Andes Mountains in Chile. “I loved the challenge,” says Mr. Lebovitz, president and CEO of CBL & Associates who lives in Weston, Mass. “I had never attempted a multiday bike race before, especially on a mountain bike. We were racing in a foreign country with people from all over the world, and that made it so unique. It was a once in a lifetime opportunity.” The duo joined Chris Carmichael’s team for racing support which they say was a huge benefit. Mr. Carmichael was Lance Armstrong’s coach during his run of seven Tour de France championships. The race took bikers across lava fields, rivers, pastures, beaches, swinging bridges, mud bogs and gravel roads and up and down the Andes. “It was so much harder than I ever anticipated,” says Mr. Cobb of Lookout Mountain, Tenn., who is owner and president of Bowers Auto Group and a McCallie Trustee. “I spent a lot of time before we went to Chile looking at the elevation and distance maps, and came to the conclusion that there had to be some errors in their figures. But in fact, it was always more miles and at least what they claimed in elevation change if not more.”

Brion Voges ’07 (right) credits the McCallie climbing team and Outdoor Program for instilling in him his fascination with rock climbing. Mr. Voges travels around the world to compete in bouldering competitions, and he is extremely good at this finger-scraping, back-breaking hobby. Good enough to own a ranking among international climbers. Bouldering is a sport where one makes very short but difficult climbs on large rocks or boulders without the aid of ropes. The exploits of Mr. Voges are featured in a limited-release movie called “A Fine Line.” In the film, the directors, Andrew Kornylak and Josh Fowler, follow Brion and four other boulderers to some of the top climbing areas in the country. It provides a first-hand look at the intensity of the sport and those who participate in it, according to the website DPMClimbing.com.


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Welcome Back Potter Head football coach at McCallie from 19972006, Ralph Potter ’81 returned to his alma mater in December to lead the Blue Tornado football program. McCallie Magazine sat down with Coach Potter to catch up with him after five years. What were the circumstances in your decision to return to McCallie?

I think two things were happening. One, I think McCallie had a need, and McCallie certainly wanted me back. Secondly, my time at Brentwood Academy was coming to an end. We were sort of at a crossroads. The timing seemed to be perfect to make a move. Professionally for me, I think it’s a great move. I’m coming back home. It’s a place that I know very well. It’s a place whose mission I totally agree with. The role of football within that mission I totally agree with. It’s tough on my family. We’ve been at Brentwood for five years and were very invested in that school. How has the response been from alumni, friends and former players on your return?

It’s been great. I’ve gotten lots of calls, emails and visits from old classmates and guys that I coached and guys that my dad coached. It’s been really neat to see that. What is your favorite memory of coaching football at McCallie?

It’s funny, I tend to think of when these guys come back to visit. You’d think they would talk about a great game, or a championship that they won or beating Baylor. It’s really not about that. They talk about stuff that happened at practice or stuff that happened with their friends in the dorm during football camp, or they talk about what hard times meant to them or about funny stories. I suppose those are the things I remember. And it’s neat hearing them talk about it because I didn’t know half of it. I think that is what people remember most. It’s not necessarily the game as it is the relationships that you develop and the funny things that happened. As a football coach, how can you instill the school’s mission to the players on your team?

I will teach a class for every ninth-grader starting next fall. It will focus on leadership and values. Most young men want to be noble; they have aspirations for themselves deep down that go beyond every day life. They want to be the kind of men that are respect-

ed. We are going to talk about some of those values like resiliency, compassion, honesty, honor and courage. That is what the course is going to be built around. We want to cultivate the right sentiments, the right emotional attachment, the right aspirations so that they can make those types of decisions as they become men. And football ties into that because it is an activity that gives an opportunity for a lot of young men to exercise those virtues. If you want a young man that is going to be courageous, then you need to give him opportunities to be courageous. If you want him to work hard, then you need to give him opportunities to work hard. If you want him to be resilient, you need to give him opportunities to be resilient. Football is a tool to do that. It’s a vehicle. The neat thing about football is that people become emotionally invested in it. People become invested in it in terms of time, in terms of energy, in terms of money, in terms of emotion, and when people are invested in that way, teaching can occur, deep learning can occur. Some of the experiences these guys will have will really stay with them. With every McCallie student that graduates, we hope they are going to have some experiences that are like that. Not everybody here is going to play football, but football is one of the vehicles we can use to teach these guys the values in that kind of environment. What would you tell McCallie supporters and alumni who have high expectations for the program?

We will have an overarching purpose, and we will have objectives. The deeper purpose is what I’ve been talking about. It has to do with the experiences these guys will have and God will use to bring them into manhood. We want to give them opportunities to exercise the virtues that we are trying to teach them. That’s the purpose. That’s one reason why we play to win. If football was just an activity, you would not get that investment. You might derive some benefit from that, but the learning that goes on would not occur because people are not going to care about it as much. Because they care about it a lot, you can achieve a deeper purpose with them. Our objectives are what we are trying to do as a team. We are trying to accomplish certain things. Our first objective is to win a state championship. That will be our goal every year, to win it all. We want to participate in the semifinal game. Being in the top four is a significant accomplishment. We would like to host a playoff game every year. That basically means we are in the top eight. We want to beat Baylor. To me that is a season in and of itself. It is very important that we win that game, and we will approach it that way. Those are our objectives. What is one lesson you learned from your father that you use today?

He’s so much a part of me. I’ve been around a lot of good people, but he probably had more influence on me than any other. But probably the lesson that I know about him is what he would call moderation. He always said, ‘you are never as good as you think you are when things are going well, and you’re never as bad as you think you are when things are going badly.’ He taught me about balance and being able to take things as they come. g

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running back Daniel McClure and lineman Tye Youngblood. McClure ranked among the top rushers in the city with 1,513 yards and surpassed 1,000 yards for the second consecutive year. Youngblood signed scholarship papers with Wofford College.

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The varsity team was ranked No. 1 in the state for much of the season and a target for nearly every opponent. The Blue Tornado opened the schedule winning its first 14 games en route to a 23-4 record. Along the way, they claimed tournament titles at St. Francis in Atlanta and the Best of Preps in Chattanooga signifying the best team in the city. Two nail-biting victories over Baylor were at the top of the season highlights, but the squad was derailed of its goal to reach the state’s Division II final four by the Red Raiders in the sectional finals. Four players earned All-District accolades including Jamaal Calvin, Cordell James, Terrance O’Donohue and C.J. Reese. Seniors James and Reese became the first players in McCallie history to be nominated for the prestigious McDonald’s All-America Team. Bowling

The bowlers advanced to the semifinals of the state tournament. The region champions also sent four to compete in the individual state tournament including C.J. Moffat, John Markley, Evan Speicher and Daniel Stone. Cross Country

McCallie placed second at the state meet. Derek Barnes, Ramsay Ritchie and Reece Rose finished among the top 10, and Tommy Ellis joined the trio in earning All-State accolades. Gil Walton, running with the junior varsity, received a scholarship to the University of Alabama. Football

The football team advanced in the state playoffs with a first-round win for the second straight season, defeating Battle Ground Academy. The Blue Tornado put together a 5-6 record with victories over McMinn County, Tyner, Father Ryan, Pope John Paul II and BGA. Despite a loss to Baylor, the game was a classic in the cross-town rivalry as McCallie’s comeback bid fell short in the waning seconds of the game. The squad was led by three All-State performers, linebacker Hayden Cronan,

The golf team went back-to-back with its second State Championship in as many years, winning the final tournament by 19 strokes over its nearest competitor. Gordon Hulgan captured the individual title, leading four golfers among the top seven in the standings. It was the second straight individual medalist for McCallie in two years. Swimming and Diving

Junior Michael Howell captured the state diving championship and was named the State Diver of the Year. Eleven individuals scored in the meet, leading the team to a third-place finish. The swimmers and divers set 37 lifetime-best swims along the way. Wrestling

The wrestling team capped its season with an outstanding third-place finish at the State Championships. McCallie wrestlers claimed the most individual state titles of any school in the state among Division I and II. Earning first-place medals were Alex Elsea (113), Adam Connell (120), Alex Ward (138), Eliot Berz (160) and Tye Youngblood (285). Also figuring in the medal count for the Blue Tornado were Tim Westbrooks, second place; James Westbrooks, third place; Casey Cook and Nathan Hoodenpyle, fourth place; Griffin Davis and Alex Kent, fifth place; and Calum McCroskey, sixth place. Honors

The soccer team earned the National Soccer Coaches Association of America High School Team Academic Award for the ninth year out of 10. The squad compiled a 3.43 grade point average for the 2010-2011 year. The TSSAA recognized McCallie as part of its “Just Do What’s Right!” program for its sportsmanlike conduct during the 2010-2011 school year. According to the award, McCallie “had no reported incidents involving unsportsmanlike conduct at athletic events. ... Thank you for this very positive display of ethics, integrity, sportsmanship, and citizenship.” Additionally, athletic director Bubba Simmons was honored as District 3 Athletic Director of the Year. g

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 Discovery A phrase on a poster in the fifth floor science

wing in Maclellan Academic Building could serve as the unofficial motto for McCallie’s Middle and Upper School science departments: “Open your senses and examine the world,” it suggests. For many McCallie boys, their science classes can become just that – windows to new worlds of discoveries. Science can capture their attention, introduce them to new frontiers and make them curious about the world around them. “I like to stretch their minds,” says Terry Evans, a McCallie Middle School science teacher since 1976. “Science teaches them how everything relates to one another. They get a different perspective, and we get them to learn for learning’s sake.” Cissy May, head of Upper School science, understands that science can be a method to teach students to think and to

analyze data and information in order to arrive at a good conclusion. It has been proven that boys and girls learn differently. Almost taking a cue from the “Show Me State” of Missouri, boys learn from doing and from example. They gain knowledge from sight, sound, smell and touch. The science faculty at McCallie understands these maxims and, while not eschewing the text book, relies on many handson experiments, demonstrations and presentations to make a scientific connection between their students and the subject matter. Mr. Evans invites local doctors, some of whom are McCallie alumni or current parents, to demonstrate and discuss their specialties to his seventh-grade life science classes. He has incorporated a hand surgeon, an orthopedic surgeon and a neurosurgeon, among others, into his lessons.

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In February, Dr. Marshall Jemison (above, far right) spent an entire day with the seventh-grade science students. The hand surgeon and orthopedist dissected three cadaver arms during class time. There were plenty of “oohs” and “ehhs” and even some “cools” from the mouths of seventh-graders. And some boys made the self-discovery that, while viewing human muscle and tissue, they aren’t as tough as they might act. “The boys get to see the real thing,” Mr. Evans says. “There is a big difference in seeing a real arm as opposed to a photo in a book. They put into practice what we learn in class. They will dissect a cat at the end of the year and separate muscles and study the heart. “Hands-on experiences are very important. It gets them to think. Seventy five percent of retention comes from doing. They have 90 percent retention when they teach others.”

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Hands-on (experiences are) the difference between knowing and understanding. Michael Lowery

The thought is no different at the high school level. “Hands-on is crucial,” says Upper School physics teacher Michael Lowry. “It is the difference between knowing and understanding. Understanding is when you can apply knowledge.” Neal Dexter teaches Introduction to Physics and the Physics of Transportation in the Upper School. Some boys have been attracted to his classes by the sights and sounds of potatoes blasting through the air from the turf of Spears Stadium. This experiment, using spud launchers, is used to demonstrate the relationship between pressure and volume. Mr. Dexter and Cary Hubbard in the Middle School have also employed water rockets to demonstrate this principle. Another popular class project used by Mr. Dexter is the egg drop. Students are asked to design and construct something using only nine pieces of paper that will keep an egg from breaking when it is dropped from an elevated area. “The more hands-on, the more interested they are,” Mr. Dexter says. “It’s the trick to getting students engaged. They will be a lot more motivated to understanding physics.” Mr. Lowry challenges his students to design a catapult and a rocket launcher, and Mrs. May starts her chemistry class section by turning a copper penny to silver and then to brass. Later in the course, she presents a two-day project where students construct a silver Oscar, representing a second place trophy for the Academy Awards. “Engineers solve problems,” says Mr. Lowry, nearing his 20th year at McCallie. “There is a high level of engagement and interest when you offer open-ended challenges. I am always blown away at the creativity that emerges with these projects. We have enormous talent and creativity here.” “Boys are emotive learners,” says Mrs. May, a 29-year faculty veteran. “They like to touch and use their senses in learning. They like to say ‘That is really cool Mrs. May. Why did it do that?’ They are very inquisitive.

“I do a lot of demonstrations and quick exercises. You always have to keep boys busy, keep them occupied. They will think of something else to do if you don’t think of something for them to do. They get excited about experiences where they get to do anything that is wild or crazy or competitive.” Students with an interest in science have many opportunities for extracurricular activities. The robotics club is popular among those who enjoy designing and building machines. McCallie has partnered with the Chattanooga Heart Institute offering internships for students to assist in research related to heart failure and stress. Dr. Elizabeth Forrester has interested several of her biology students in taking part in a cooperative project with the Ingram Cancer Center at Vanderbilt University to assist with research on what role the ErbB4 gene plays in breast cancer. Mr. Lowry, who serves as the high school division director for the National Science Teachers Association, hopes to steer McCallie boys toward the sciences beyond high school. “Science is a national topic right now, especially with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Education Coalition) coming to the forefront in education discussions,” he says. “I want to actively get students interested in the fields. I want to convince them to get serious about majoring in science and finding a career in it. I want to put science in their range of options and push those who show an interest and a talent in it to pursue it.” Indeed at McCallie, science classes are used as a means to let boys discover the world around them. g

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Physics teacher David Mouron ’73 (left) and chemistry teacher Larry Anderson (right). Senior Reed Turpin explains his work as an intern with the Chattanooga Heart Institute on Science Night. Students dissect a sheep’s brain in Ms. Howick’s biology class.


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Taking Matter

Into His Own Hands

Physicist Chris Pollard ’05 has spent the last two summers researching at CERN, the world’s largest and most respected center for scientific research. This past December, the scientific world was rocked by the near-discovery of the Higgs boson.

Physics teacher David Mouron ’73 and Chris Pollard ’05 on site at CERN in the summer of 2011.

A simulated production of a Higgs event in ATLAS, the research group in which Chris Pollard ’05 works. This is an example of simulated data modeled for the ATLAS detector on the Large Hadron Collider at CERN.

Two teams of physicists working with the Large Hadron Collider at CERN (European Council for Nuclear Research) on the Swiss-French border discovered new data indicating that the Higgs boson just might exist. The Higgs boson is a particle thought to be what gives subatomic particles their mass. “It would vindicate the so-called Standard Model of physics,” says Ian Sample and James Randerson of The Guardian. “The Standard Model envisages that the universe is made from 12 basic building blocks called fundamental particles and governed by four fundamental forces.” Chris Pollard ’05 is working on his Ph.D. in particle physics at Duke University. The Yale graduate has spent the last two summers at CERN conducting research with the Large Hadron Collider, a tremendous opportunity provided through his Duke doctoral program. While not present in Switzerland during the excitement surrounding the Higgs, Mr. Pollard is aware of the significance it has in the world of physics. “Finding the Higgs can be a double-edged sword,” Mr. Pollard says. “On one hand, it’d be great to find out that our current understanding of how particles acquire mass is correct. That would validate a lot of what physicists have been working on for years. “On the other hand, not finding the Higgs, or even determining that it won’t be found at any reasonable mass, would be a bit painful because the Higgs is a pretty nice solution to a difficult problem. But not finding it also opens up interesting possibilities. It gives theorists the opportunity to come up with more interesting ideas and experimentalists like me the chance to look for more exotic particles.” The LHC is the world’s largest and most complex scientific instrument. This giant particle accelerator, which sits about 110 yards underground and covers 17 miles, is used by physicists to study the smallest known particles. Two beams of subatomic particles speed in opposite directions inside the circular accelerator. The two beams collide at a very high energy in an effort to re-create conditions of the Big Bang. The particle data created from the collisions is analyzed, measured and recorded. There are seven collaborations working with the LHC, and Mr. Pollard is associated with the ATLAS detector experiment. “When I am in Switzerland, I am monitoring the detector,” he says. “I look at the output from the detector after the collision. We observe millions and millions of collisions, and we store data from those collisions. One of the interesting particles that we hope to create is called the top quark, and I am looking for a particle that we haven’t observed yet that decays to the top quark, which itself is a very exotic particle already. “The interesting thing about a top quark is it is extremely heavy. It’s a fundamental particle as far as we know. It decays very quickly into other particles which we can see in the detector. By reconstructing the electrons or protons and trying to see which directions they are moving and with how much energy, we can say it looks like they came from a top quark. Then we can say we know which direction

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“I could tell that (Chris) was really interested in physics. It’s amazing what he is doing now.” David Mouron ’71

the top quark is and wonder if it came from something new we haven’t seen before.” As a 25-year-old physicist, Mr. Pollard has a unique and amazing opportunity to compare notes with and work beside some of the world’s top physicists. His research group, he says, will continue to hold a spot for him at CERN as long as the grant money is received. And he is already working on plans for this summer’s trip. While researching at what is perhaps the physicists’ Mecca, Mr. Pollard appreciates the fact that his colleagues consist of some of the world’s most intelligent men and women. ATLAS incorporates scientists from 75 countries and hundreds of universities. “What’s most interesting to me about my research is that our collaboration of 3,000 people can actually make something that big function and have real, meaningful results,” he says. “We are a group of people who come together and get everything to work. I find that amazing. I personally collaborate with people from Canada, Germany, the UK, Taiwan, Italy and Denmark. It’s great to meet people from all over the world who have the same goals and interests I do.” Last summer, an ATLAS result to which Mr. Pollard contributed, was presented at the International Symposium on LeptonPhoton Interactions at High Energies in Mumbai, India. The result centered on the group’s search for new heavy particles decaying to top quark pairs in the dilepton channel. Closer to home, he and several other Duke students visited Washington, D.C., last spring to speak to various government agencies on the importance of keeping science at the forefront of educational discussions. He feels it makes a difference for his field of study. “We try to do our part to keep the funding flowing,” he says. “It’s good to let them know that we are real people, we like what we are doing and we are an important part of our country. People in Washington don’t spend a lot of time reading about particle physics. It’s nice to be able to explain it to them.”

David Mouron ’73, now in his 17th year teaching Upper School science at McCallie, taught Mr. Pollard Honors Chemistry and AP Physics C. Mr. Mouron says he remembers Chris as an excellent student always striving for understanding. “Chris was the type of guy who kept up every day,” Mr. Mouron says. “He always tried to understand the concepts instead of just memorizing a specific rule or memorizing how to do a specific kind of problem. I could tell that he was really interested in physics. It’s amazing what he is doing now.” Mr. Mouron and his wife traveled to Europe last summer and were able to visit Mr. Pollard in Switzerland. It was Mr. Mouron’s second trip to CERN and the LHC, but to get an all-access tour from Chris was, he says, a remarkable experience. “It was a very special visit,” says Mr. Mouron, who touches on particle accelerators in his Physics C class. “He was able to explain to us what they were doing and what we were looking at in a way that my wife, who is not a scientist, could understand. That really speaks to the level of Chris’ knowledge.” Mr. Pollard attended McCallie from 7th through 12th grade as a day student and was Valedictorian of his graduating class. He got his first taste of physics at McCallie, but also enjoyed Latin with Kay Belyea, Abbie Roberts and Jason Jones and music with Dr. Lew Cisto and Steve Panchaud. His initial plans heading to Yale were to major in either the Classics or music composition. But a physical chemistry class he was admitted to because of his McCallie science

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A control room at the ATLAS facility.

A technician passes by the Large Hadron Collider which encircles the area at CERN for 17 miles in an underground tunnel.

background led to internships in physics research and his current career. “My first physics course with Cary Hubbard in the Middle School was very stimulating,” he says. “The advanced classes I took when I got to high school gave me a huge leg up in college. “I think I had a fairly well-rounded life in high school because there were so many opportunities. I think that has still carried through. I still have a lot of interest in the arts. I write music and play the violin and soccer regularly. Learning to balance everything was really important, but also learning how to treat people, how to interact with those who are different and interesting, and maybe even those who are not interesting and not exactly like you and still get along with them. That is pretty important for me right now.” g

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Faculty Spotlight Grady Burgner has taught history at McCallie for over 30 years. He has lived on campus and served as a dorm head for all but two of those years. Do you remember what the circumstances were that brought you to McCallie?

I had four different jobs in 10 years at four different schools. I just didn’t like one thing or another about them. I had talked to Coach Pete Potter (1973-94) twice about McCallie. He knew me and knew I had played football, and he was looking for a coach. He asked me one time about teaching at McCallie, but I had just taken another job. Our son Garrett ’89 played soccer with Roc Evans ’91, and one day I met his father Terry. He mentioned that McCallie had an opening. I told him I was interested, and here I am. How long have you all lived in the dorm?

Paula and I lived off campus the first two years I was at McCallie. She was going back to school to finish her degree so we moved into Founders dorm, the west apartment, the third year. We were a little scared living in the dorm at first. We didn’t know what it was going to be like. It was pleasant. We had two kids, and we all had our own rooms. It wasn’t much different from a house, space-wise. The nicest part about it was that our kids had access to so much; a basketball gym, a swimming pool, tennis courts; all that was so readily accessible. We spent a couple of years in Founders. Elliott Schmidt (1947-87) retired. His house, No. 4 McCallie Place, became available. We took it and it was fixed up a bit. We lived there for the longest time. When Garrett went to college, we moved back to the dorm. We moved back to the house a second time until our daughter Maggie got married. With just two of us living in a fourbedroom house, I felt guilty. We moved right back into the same Founders apartment that we lived in 10-15 years before. Can you describe the ups and downs of being a dorm head?

When I tell them I live with 36 adolescent boys, it’s great to watch them cringe. It’s not like that at all. It’s been very pleasant for us. We’ve been fortunate to have some great guys come through the dorm. This year, it’s almost like the dorm would take care of itself. It’s very quiet and peaceful. The guys study and go to bed on time. We try to give them some outlets. We do a late night, and once a month I’ll take them to play battle ball and have pizza, or we’ll go to the movies. Throughout the year, we celebrate birthdays every three months. We have cake and a party. When Tom Boyd (1974-2011) retired, Paula and I had a three-bedroom apartment and had two empty bedrooms. I wanted younger families with little kids in the dorm. I think the boys take more responsibility when kids are around. So we took Tom’s two-bedroom apartment so a younger family could move in. One of my goals is to have the boys exposed to little kids and younger families. I think we’ve done that really well. All the dorm parents are in their 30s and 40s with young kids. What are some things you and Paula do for the boys that make them feel more at home?

I take pictures of different events and put them on the wall in the lobby. Everything from our late nights to birthday parties to Big 5 events. Each boy has a picture of himself outside his door so everybody can see who is in that room. I like to let them see themselves in some way or another. We sent a Christmas card to all the parents with a note. We put a Christmas tree up and took a dorm picture. At end of the year, we take one more group photo, and I’ll hang that up in the lobby so when they come back to Founders, they can see the old crew. It adds to the tradition.

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How have boys changed from the 1980s to the present?

In my history classes, I tell them I don’t believe history repeats itself, but the more things change, the more they stay the same. There are still the pranksters, still the guys that just study. Overall the boys haven’t changed but the things around them have. They just do things in a different way. When I first came, there was one telephone on each floor. If they were going to call home, they had to stand in line and wait. It’s the same basic boys, but the technology has changed a lot of things. I can remember us not allowing them to have computers in the room, too much of a distraction. And then we weren’t going to let them have cell phones. Technology has changed so much. I don’t ever run into any trouble. We have a lot of kids who want to do well and want to get into a good college. Has your teaching style changed over time?

What shocked me the most came on my second day in the classroom. I was more prepared with all kinds of stuff to do in class, but we didn’t need to do that because they had all done their homework. Basically instead of doing homework in class, we were able to start with the homework and go from there. I can still remember telling Paula they all had their homework. They expected to do it. This is what they were here to do. We’ve got a lot of really motivated kids that know where they want to go and work to get there. g

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OTHER IMP ORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER

Fourth Annual Duck Day Golf Tournament June 4, 2012 Black Creek Club † († note new location)

Reunion Weekend 2012 September 21-22 For the classes of ’07, ’02, ’97, ’92, ’87, ’82, ’77, ’72, ’67 McCallie – Baylor Football Game September 21, 7:30 p.m. Finley Stadium, Chattanooga

To learn more about upcoming Alumni events, please visit the Alumni section at www.McCallie.org.

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Radio Pioneer Broadcasting legend Arch McDonald ’22 was the first radio announcer for the New York Yankees.

Arch McDonald ’22

Long before a sports fan could choose be-

tween six or seven televised baseball games per night, catch more than 30 college football games on television on a given Saturday, or have the opportunity to watch each National Football League game on TV, fans followed their favorite sports teams through the magic of radio. One of the pioneers in sports broadcasting at the height of the Golden Age of Radio was Arch McDonald ’22. Mr. McDonald was the first radio voice of the New York Yankees. He is credited with hanging the nickname “The Yankee Clipper” on former Yankees great Joe DiMaggio and came up with the popular term “ducks on the pond” for runners on base. In the days when the radio announcer was likely one’s only connection to a team, Mr. McDonald was a giant. One of baseball’s most popular announcers, he actually got his start in Chattanooga with the Chattanooga Lookouts. “Baseball and radio together is a given,” says current Lookouts announcer Larry Ward. “Purists can’t wait for it to be on. TV only allows the viewers to see what they want you to see. On radio, you can smell the popcorn, hear the crack of the bat, get the inside stories. They were made for each other. The pioneers paved the way for the game to be as popular as it is.” Following his graduation from McCallie,

several odd jobs took Mr. McDonald to various parts of the country. The road led him back to Chattanooga where he began a job as a radio disc jockey. He added the role of public address announcer for Minor League Baseball’s Lookouts, and in 1932, was hired by Lookouts owner Joe Engel as the team’s radio broadcaster. The Washington Senators, the parent organization for the Lookouts, called up Mr. McDonald to the Major Leagues in 1934 to be the first announcer for Senators’ games. The New York Giants, the Yankees and the Brooklyn Dodgers resisted the radio trend until 1939 when Mr. McDonald was hired by both the Giants and the Yankees to call their home games. The two neighboring clubs did not play in New York simultaneously, so his double-dip was possible. The Washington Post reported that year that Mr. McDonald was “the highest-paid sports broadcaster at $27,800 a year, more than Joe DiMaggio.” Mr. McDonald’s tenure in New York was one short-lived season. According to “The Baseball Biography Project,” his low-key, down-home style did not play well in the

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big city. “While fellow Southerners Red Barber and Mel Allen became (broadcasting) institutions in New York, McDonald failed miserably. He could not match their vivid play-by-play descriptions.” The Senators took him back as he was a popular personality in our nation’s capital. He even ran for Congress for the State of Maryland in 1946 but finished second. Mr. McDonald continued to call Senators’ games until 1956 and ended his career as the play-by-play voice of University of Maryland football and the NFL’s Washington Redskins. He died of a heart attack in 1960 at age 59 while traveling by train from New York following a Redskins-Giants football game. Nicknamed “The Old Pine Tree” from a song he used on air, he was the recipient of the 1999 National Baseball Hall of Fame’s Ford C. Frick Award for major contributions to baseball. He was voted baseball’s top radio announcer three times during his career by The Sporting News, and he was selected to handle the national broadcast of the 1946 World Series which pitted Boston against St. Louis. g

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A McCallie Man Director of Development Curtis Baggett ’65, retiring this summer, shares what McCallie has meant to him for 40 years. It was a fortunate

day for me in 1961 when my parents told me they could send me to McCallie. However, they said that they could only pay for one year’s tuition. After that first year, I was distraught at the notion that I might not be able to return. But my wonderful parents saw the hope in my eye and relented, somehow making the payments, even though they never talked about the resulting hardship for them. What a gift! In my teenage self-centeredness, I reveled in the challenges and opportunities of life away from home. I did not consider the $900 per semester tuition might change my parents as much as it would change me. Indeed, McCallie changed my life at that point, opening new horizons, a level of selfunderstanding and new friendships to last a lifetime. Men like Sack Milligan, Houston Patterson, Warren James, Major Burns, Chuck Johnston, Gordon Bondurant, Joe Campbell, W.O.E.A. Humphreys became my guides and my heroes. And there were others in what seemed like an endless supply of mentors – Mr. Hubbert, Mr. Gildersleeve, Lonnie Brock. How could a young, self-important boy not get carried away by all this attention and support? Growing up was hard enough, but these men changed my whole perspective on what was ahead of me. More importantly, they changed my attitude about me. With some help from two special prefects my junior year, I became aware that I was not right all the time, and I didn’t have to be.

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No question about it. McCallie School changed my life for the better as a boy. After five years of college, I found myself floating around the Pacific Ocean as an officer in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam conflict. Once again, McCallie changed my life by giving me an anchor that kept drawing my thoughts back to the Ridge. It sounds trite today, but the fact that Warren James, Sack Milligan and Miss Anne McCallie wrote me faithfully while I was in harm’s way spoke volumes to me about how good people care about others. I expected my parents and my wife to keep up with me, but I had not expected McCallie to reach out so supportively. Quietly, I began to feel that McCallie was home, even though I was thousands of miles away. So much so that when my duty time was up, I got a letter from Warren James that set the stage for yet another McCallie intervention in my life. He told me that life as a McCallie teacher can be very rewarding in the most meaningful ways. When the time came for me to fish or cut bait, I wrote an exploratory letter to Dr. Spence asking if there might be anything I could do at the school in the next couple of years. Of course, I had to clear this with my wife who gave her blessing to take the next couple of years to teach, live on campus and get our bearings in terms of a young family planning for its future. I was hooked. Teaching fit me to a “T,” and coaching was a thrill, although I’m sure Mr. McIlwaine and Dr. Spence must have rolled their eyes at my many indiscretions committed in the name of classroom or athletic field instruction. Still, somehow, those two men found a way to keep me on the payroll. The two years I had requested from my wife quickly turned into 40! The life changes didn’t stop with the classroom, though. Thankfully, Spencer III gave me a taste of school administra-

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In February, Mr. Baggett ’65 was presented the 2012 Robert Bell Crow Award from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. It recognizes independent school advancement professionals for their distinguished service to the profession, their school and CASE.

tion, working to attract qualified boys in the next generation to attend McCallie and giving me a platform for telling anyone who would listen how McCallie could change their lives for the better. After graduate school, McCallie changed my life a fourth time by inviting me to expand that platform into the arena of alumni relationship-building and fundraising. Classroom work morphed into travel to engage alumni into giving back, strengthening the school for the future and affirming my abundant love for McCallie. Now I was in a position to help more men become like my heroes of earlier McCallie days. I fell into a vocation that invigorated me, and I discovered quickly that fundraising at McCallie is not as much about money as it is about people. Seeing alumni on their home turf, visiting with them about what is important to them and how the school shaped their lives and their character; that is what excited me. Receiving a major gift to propel the school to greater heights is thrilling, but it is icing on the cake knowing that McCallie School changes lives, and therefore, changes the world in meaningful ways. So many boys of promise had become, in my world, men of character, men of distinction, men of purpose. And I loved it. Handing it off to those who will follow me is a blessing too. In a way, McCallie changed my life five times, the fifth time being a sense that what I have been given to love and serve will live on well beyond my years. g

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Trustees Emeritus Named BBQ Sauce for a Cause

An insurance broker and marketer in Charlotte has turned BBQ sauce into a method to help the homeless. Through the Urban Ministry program at his church, Scott Mercer ’79 befriended Eugene Coleman, a homeless man nearing his 60s who was looking for a way off the streets. Mr. Coleman had battled addictions and struggled for nightly shelter on the streets of Charlotte. The Urban Ministry provides spiritual guidance as well as a program to help the homeless eventually find permanent housing. Mr. Mercer has been concocting his Carolinastyle sauce for more than 20 years. In 2010, he decided to sell bottles of his creation and use profits to fight homelessness. He named it “Coleman’s Home BBQ Sauce” after his friend. He went so far as to use Mr. Coleman’s likeness on the label, and he started The Coleman Foundation with the goal of increasing funds to help agencies like Urban Ministries turn around lives in the Charlotte area.

The McCallie Board of Trustees

recently established a Trustee Emeritus position to recognize a select group of men for their remarkable service to the school. Members of the inaugural Emeritus class include L. Hardwick Caldwell, Jr. ’40, Rodolph B. “Rody” Davenport III ’46, Alan T. Dickson ’49, David P. McCallie ’40, Olan Mills ’48 and Gordon L. Smith, Jr. ’43. “Collectively, the six honored have given hundreds of hours in board service and in other volunteer activities on behalf of the school,” Headmaster Kirk Walker ’69 said. “They have served a combined 159 years on the McCallie Board. In addition, they have been extremely generous with their resources. Most importantly, their lives

Randy Siegel ’73 has published his third book. “The Inspired Life: How Connection and Contribution Create Power, Passion, and Joy” is from Wyngate Publishing. “Within many of us is a nagging feeling that we’re not quite living up to our potential, that something is missing from our lives,” Mr. Siegel says. “In this book, I show how two words – connection and contribution – help us become our best selves and live our best lives.” The purpose of Mr. Siegel’s book is to help the reader align his or her life with those values which are most important by sharing stories and offering practical how-to advice. The author aims to help the reader bring more meaning to work and life, help him or her forge strong and deeper relationships and live the life he or she was born to live. Mr. Seigel is a nationally-recognized business and communications consultant. He is also the author of “Engineering Your Career” and “Powerhouse Presenting: Become the Communicator You Were Born to Be.”

define for all of us the essence of a McCallie Man.” To read bios on each Trustee Emeritus, visit the McCallie School website at www. mccallie.org/news and search for Trustees Emeritus. g

Innovative Inventors Four businesses with ties to McCallie

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(L-R) Dr. Kirk Walker ‘69, Gordon L. Smith Jr. ‘43, L. Hardwick Caldwell Jr. ‘40 and David P. McCallie ‘40

alumni were finalists for the 2011 Early Innovator Award presented in October at the Spirit of Innovation Luncheon. The Early Innovator Award, sponsored by the Chattanooga Technology Council, honors emerging technologybased companies that have produced a ground-breaking prototype product or beta stage software application that represents the potential for a significant competitive advantage. Cumberland Signal Labs, started by Richard Hardin ’00, is this year’s winner. Hardin’s company designed the Flight Hub which reduces the amount of wiring behind an airplane dashboard, reduces the time and labor required to repair and replace the wiring and allows signals in the wiring to be measured in real time. The three other finalists were Retickr, owned and funded by Allan Davis ’96 and his Lamp Post group; Second Site, led by co-founder and vice president Andrew Carroll ’95; and SecureWaters where Barrett Taylor ’87 is director of

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marketing, and L. Robert Clark, father of Houston Clark ’11, is chief financial officer. Retickr is a software application that provides a ticker tape feed of personalized news based on an individual’s prior use of his or her computer or smart phone. Second Site developed software that enhances the Augmented Reality space by providing information and graphics relating to more than 100 public pieces of art. SecureWaters designed a water sensor that monitors bodies of water for contaminants in real time. g

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Births&Weddings Births90s To Scott Brown ’92 and Marie, a son, Taylor Joseph, on August 15, 2011. To Kyle McInnis ’94 and Molly, twins, “Gardner” Thomas and Maisey Claire, on January 14, 2011. To Grattan Foy ’95 and Enzo, a daughter, Lucy. To Sam Snow ’95 and Lisa, a daughter, Maren Elizabeth, on July 20, 2011. To Michael Garvich ’96 and Amy, a daughter, Hadley Hines, on March 5, 2012. To Aaron Love ’96 and Kim, a son, Joseph Michael, on January 12, 2012. To Reed Rawlings ’96 and Jessica, a son, Daniel Reed Jr., on September 20, 2011. To Wilson Stevenson ’96 and Kelley, a daughter, Emily, on October 23, 2011. To Carter Ramsay ’96 and Margot, a son, Angus Robert, on April 6, 2010. To Damon Darsey ’97 and Mary Ann, a son, Robert Moss, on May 13, 2011. To Kurtis Segars ’98 and Emily, a son, Robert Eugene on November 2, 2011. To Chris Songy ’98 and Jane, a daughter, Aubrey Lynn, on December 6, 2011. To Ben Mizell ’99 and Julie, a son, James “Banks,” on Dec. 19, 2010. g

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Clockwise from top-left: 1. Daniel Reed Rawlings Jr. is the son of Reed Rawlings ’96 and Jessica 2. Frank “Preston” Powell is the son of Trey Powell ’04 and Laurel. 3. William McCall “Mac” Polancich was born August 23, 2011 and is the grandson of John McCall ’61 and son of Scorr and Claudia Polancich. 4. Angus Robert is the son of Carter Ramsay ’96 and Margot.

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A group of young alums pose at the wedding of Alan Doak ’06 and Elizabeth Morton (GPS ’06) on October 15, 2011. From right: Tyler Petty ’10, Jonathan Bosshardt ’10, Richard Lindeman ’10, Julian Dossche ’05, Peter Morton ’10, Dan Wharton ’10, Hudson Magee ’10, Max Markley ’10, Sam Miles ’05, Jonathan Franklin ’08, Hugh Morton ’05, Don Morton ’69, William Decosimo ’07, the groom, Nathan Bosshardt ’07, Tommy Doak ’08, Zack Rannick ’06, Ryan Patton ’06, Joe Pendley ’06, Graham Cotten ’06, and Silas Baird ’06.

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Zac Cavitt ’05 married Lauren Rogers (GPS ’05) at the Renaissance Center in Rossville, Ga., on July 17, 2011.


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Alumnus Receives Surgical Humanitarian Award

1940s-1950s

McCallie graduate Louis L. Carter, Jr., MD, ’57 of Lookout Mountain, Tenn., received the Surgical Humanitarian Award for his selfless efforts as a volunteer surgeon who provides care to medically underserved individuals.

Dave Davis ’55 is practicing psychiatry in Atlanta, focusing on adolescents, adults, and substance abuse, and forensics medicine. Dr. J. Lawrence McNeill ’55 teaches English at Sandhills Community College in Pinehurst, N.C., manages his family farms and sings in the choir at Brownson Presbyterian Church. T. Wade ’59 received the 2011 Freedom Award from The Georgia Public Policy Foundation, presented by Gov. Nathan Deal and Sen. Johnny Isakson. Richard Williams ’59 resumed skydiving competition in 2010 after a 27-year break. Since then, he has made over 250 jumps and is now a few short of 2,000 total. In 2011, he competed in a parachute meet at Lodi, Calif., against about 70 competitors from nine countries, finishing in the middle of the pack.

1960s-1970s Charles Barnett ’60 spent the last year and part of 2012 cruising the Caribbean in his sailboat, “Blue Horizon.” Merrill Sexton ’60 has been named Senior Portfolio Manager with UBS Financial Services. Lawrence Gold ’61 was named the incoming National Chair of The Jewish Council for Public Affairs in 2011. Alfred Williams ’62 was elected Secretary of the Board of Meals on Wheels of America Research Foundation. R. Scott Matthews Jr. ’66 received the Missouri Community College Association’s Award of Distinction in 2011, presented in recognition of his support of Three Rivers College and the mission of community colleges in the state. David Lowrance ’75 joined Acucela Inc. in April 2011. Located in Seattle, Wash., Acucela’s goal is to find cures for a number of eye diseases that cause blindness. Brian Lander ’78 moved to Oakland, Calif., in January 2011 to work for a renewable chemicals startup company.

Dr. Carter was named as a recipient of a 2011 Surgical Volunteerism Award of the American College of Surgeons and Pfizer. Dr. Carter is a missionary plastic and hand surgeon working with Serving in Mission (SIM) International and Christian Medical and Dental Associations; an assistant clinical professor of surgery, departments

of plastic and orthopaedic (hand) surgery, University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Chattanooga; and is on staff at Erlanger Medical Center, Chattanooga. Specifically, Dr. Carter received the 2011 American College of Surgeons/Pfizer Surgical Humanitarian Award, which recognizes surgeons who have dedicated a substantial portion of their career to ensuring the provision of surgical care to underserved populations without expectation of commensurate reimbursement. A native of Memphis, Tenn., Dr. Carter has given what amounts to nearly a lifetime of service to the underserved. He was a missionary surgeon in Nigeria for 10 years, beginning in 1974 and, since 1987, he has made numerous mission trips to serve the underserved around the world, including 75 trips in the past 16 years to 26 different countries.

1980s-1990s Thomas Horn ’80 started his own business as a commercial photographer. Keith Gregg ’82 was appointed as the Entrepreneur-in-Residence for Healthcare and Healthcare IT at the Nashville Entrepreneur Center. In 2010, he was promoted to Chairman of JRG Ventures. Since 2006, he has been working as the Clinical Adjunct Professor of Healthcare Technology at the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University.

Avery Kessler ’93 was recently elected to serve on the board of The Dads Club at Newman School in New Orleans, La. Derrick Greer ’94 is working with Desire2Learn as a Senior IT Project Manager. Grattan Foy Jr. ’95 completed his first triathlon, and his dog qualified for Eukanuba, a prestigious American dog show.

J. Michael Alday Jr. ’85 is living in Franklin, Tenn., running his PR firm, Alday Communications.

Brian Levy ’97 graduated from the University of Tenn.-Knoxville Executive MBA Program.

Jeffrey Turner ’86 was recently elected Vice President, Board of Directors for the Estate Planning Council of Chattanooga for the ’11’12 term.

Luis Roig ’97 is working for the Department of Homeland Security and living in Washington, DC. He traveled throughout Israel, Egypt, Turkey and Europe during 2011.

Lee Burns ’87 was named national president of the Elementary School Heads Association in 2011. John Wellons ’87 was recently promoted to Professor of Surgery (Neurosurgery) and Pediatrics at the University of Alabama-Birmingham. W. Reid Stanley Jr. ’90 is currently living in Germany while serving with the U.S. Army. Jason Walker ’92 accepted a position on the board of directors for Family Lifeline, whose goal is to provide families with the tools and resources needed to create a better future for themselves and their community.

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2000s Hunter Hughes ’00 received his Ph.D. and and is now employed with GTRI in Atlanta. Richard Lowrance ’00 is working on two start-up companies, serving as CEO for a nanotechnology company in the anti-counterfeiting space of physical consumer and industrial products and co-founder for a large-scale geothermal power generation company. Patrick Songy ’00 is a Public Defender in Bradenton, Fla.

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Spring 2012

Bennett Walton ’02 received his Doctor of Medicine from Baylor College of Medicine and Master of Business Administration from Rice University in May 2011. He will begin ophthalmology residency at The Cullen Eye Institute at Baylor College of Medicine. James Kirby ’03 hiked to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro in March 2011. Philip Lawson ’03 passed the bar exam in 2011 and started as a trial attorney for the Department of Public Advocacy in January 2012. Bryan Sansbury ’03 began teaching Latin 1 and Latin 2 at Darnell-Cookman High School in Jacksonville, Fla. in May 2011. John Brandon ’04 has appeared in regional opera companies, toured internationally with several vocal ensembles and been invited to perform at concerts and recitals across the United States and the Bahamas.

The NFL’s Cleveland Browns signed former Duke Blue Devil Ayanga Okpokowuruk ’05 to their practice squad on November 29, 2011.

Andrew Holloway ’01 started a graduate program at DePaul University in Human-Computer Interaction. He moved to Durham, N.C., for a job at Bronto Software as a software developer. Stuart McKenzie ’01 lives in Birmingham, Ala., where he is completing his oral and maxillofacial surgery residency at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Chris Rogers ’01 extended his U.S. Marine Corps duty in Spain for another year and should be back in the states near the end of July 2012. Louie “Trey” Clark ’02 is attending the University of Chicago, where he is studying for his MBA. He and his wife, Paige, have two children. Mike Rudez ’02 is currently working at Starbucks as an assistant store manager while simultaneously producing local theatre. Townes Maxwell ’02 and his wife, Katie, moved from Jackson, Miss., to Durham, N.C., where Katie is completing a residency in psychiatry. Townes is currently serving as campaign coordinator for David Rouzer, a candidate for the 7th district congressional seat in 2012.

Austin Roberts ’04, DDS, graduated from UT Health Science Center College of Dentistry May 2011 and is working as a dentist at Spring Creek Dental Care in East Ridge, Tenn. Doug Campbell ’05 moved to Honolulu, Hawaii, in April 2011 to take over the head brewer position at the Gordon Biersch brewery. He has been busy exploring the island, brewing beer and enjoying the culture and food. Zac Cavitt ’05 became a winged naval aviator on January 27, 2012. He is stationed at Naval Station Mayport, Fla., flying the SH-60B Seahawk, attached to the HSM-40 squadron. Andrew Scarbrough ’05 was selected as Chattanooga’s Young Entrepreneur of the Year by the Young Professional Association of Chattanooga. As Co-Founder and VP of Operations at Delegator.com, Andrew has helped forge a culture of entrepreneurship both on the for-profit side and non-profit side (Causeway.org). Tommy Tobin ’06 has been awarded a George Mitchell scholarship to study in Ireland. Chosen among a highly competitive pool of 300 nationwide applicants, he plans to study law at University College Cork during academic year 2012-2013. He will continue his studies at Georgetown Law when he returns from Ireland. In 2011, he was named a semifinalist for the 2011 Echoing Green Fellowship for Social Entrepreneurship.

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Haden Fullam ’07 participated in the Air Force ROTC at the University of Tennessee. Upon graduation in May 2012, he will enter the Air Force pilot training program in hopes of earning a fighter pilot slot. Andrew Daly ’08 studied at American University in Cairo, Egypt, for the fall 2010 semester. David Battles ’08 recently completed undergraduate work in The Fellows Program at Baylor University with a concentration in accounting/economics. In January, he began Baylor’s graduate program in taxation after completing an internship with Ernst & Young in Dallas. He reports that 2011 was an exciting year, with undergraduate work through Baylor’s “Best Program” in Prague, Czech Republic, and a prospective trip to Uganda in Spring 2012, where students lead local businesses in accounting and business start-up education. Rob Peterson ’09 graduated from the University of Southern California with a degree in music industry and audio engineering. Since Summer 2011, he has been a tour manager and sound engineer on the road with various bands in the Los Angeles area. Aaron Sloan ’09 recently completed a threemonth cross-cultural trip to South Africa during his fall semester at Eastern Mennonite University, where he is majoring in accounting. Tony Restaino ’11 earned All-America status in 3-meter diving at the 2012 NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships. His score of 515.60 led him to a fourthplace finish for the University of Chicago.

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Graham Powers ’11 (guitar and vocals), Phil McGill ’09 (vocals and guitar) and Ben Hackett ’09 (bass and vocals) are members of the rock band “New Madrid.” They performed in Athens, Ga., at the Georgia Theater, opening for a popular Athens band “The Interns.” In midFebruary 2012, they recorded their first CD with a major record producer.

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In Memoriam 1930s-1940s William Allison ‘Bill’ Stem ’30 of Chattanooga died November 29, 2011. The Army Air Corps flight surgeon, doctor and church member is survived by his son, Dr. William C. Stem ’56, his daughter, two grandchildren, two great-grandsons and a brother. Thomas McCall Adams ’37 of Bennettsville, S.C., died August 22, 2011. The University of North Carolina graduate and retired farmer is survived by his daughter. Arthur Land Snipes ’39 of Greenville, S.C. died December 10, 2011. The Navy veteran, business leader, and community volunteer is survived by two sons, a grandson and two great-grandsons. Alvin Sammons Nuckolls Jr. ’39 of Oklahoma City, Okla., died October 16, 2011. The Navy veteran and oil well drilling company founder is survived by his wife, Carolyn.

William ‘Bill’ Henry Thomas ’48 of Brookline, Mass., died November 18, 2011. The Navy pilot veteran, orthopedic surgeon and outdoors enthusiast is survived by his wife, Margaret (‘Dickey’), two daughters and four grandchildren. Woodruff Asbury Banks, Jr. ’49 of Chattanooga died January 2, 2011. The Army Medical Corps veteran, surgeon, and community leader is survived by his wife, Marjorie, three children, seven grandchildren including Alex Lemons ’09 and Banks Griffin ’11, and a sister.

1950s-1980s James Preston ‘Jim’ Shoffner ’50 of Hilton Head, S.C., died November 29, 2011. The manufacturing company founder and pilot is survived by his wife, Jan, four children, nine grandchildren including Hill ’08 and Ben Johnston ’11, sister and brother, George ’60.

William Bradford Kidd ’40 of Birmingham, Ala., died August 12, 2011. The Air Force veteran, margarine manufacturing company vice president and aircraft service company founder is survived by his wife, Margaret, and his sister.

John Lee Neely III ’51 of Knoxville, Tenn., died December 6, 2011. The Air Force veteran, industrial engineer, lobbyist and community volunteer is survived by his wife, Mary Stuart, two children, four grandchildren including Samuel ’03, and two siblings.

Rev. Henderson Belk ’41 of Charlotte, N.C., died October 20, 2011. The Navy veteran, businessman and Christian education advocate is survived by his wife, Linda, six children, four step-children, 17 grandchildren, five greatgrandchildren and two siblings.

William Briggs Creech Jr. ’51 of Palmyra, Ind., died November 19, 2011. The Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity member and founder of The Bon Vivant Club is survived by his wife, Mary Lou, five children, eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Robert Mann Sims ’42 of Knoxville, Tenn., died September 16, 2011. The Navy veteran, businessman and civic leader is survived by five children, 15 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

William Eugene McClamroch Jr. ’51 of Knoxville, Tenn., died August 27, 2011. The business owner and civic volunteer is survived by his three children and eight grandchildren.

James Howard “Jay” Garner ’46 of New York, N.Y., died January 21, 2011. The retired actor was a Broadway veteran. William Loomis “Bill” Burns Jr. ’46 of Durham, N.C., died August 28, 2011. The banker and education advocate is survived by his wife, Dorothy, three sons including Charlton ’79 and 10 grandchildren including Zachary Jett ’01 and Andrew Jett ’04. Johnie Hooper Jones Jr. ’47 of Charlotte, N.C., died September 16, 2011. The US Naval Civil Engineering Corps veteran and construction company chairman and CEO is survived by wife, Linda, three children and five grandchildren.

Richard Clayton Abercrombie ’52 of Chattanooga died October 23, 2011. The properties company owner, Home Builders Association president and auto enthusiast is survived by his wife, Sandra, five children, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Ned Carroll Watts ’55 of Concord, Mass., died November 18, 2011. The United Methodist reverend and Rhode Island district superintendent is survived by his wife, Joan, two step-sons and step-mother. Joseph Henley Warner ’57 of Jacksonville, Fla., died December 14, 2011. The former McCallie teacher and later English department chair of St. John’s Country Day School is survived by his wife, Lis, two stepchildren, two grandchildren, and three siblings including Doug ’57.

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Beverly ‘Bev’ Pierce Head III ’59 of Birmingham, Ala. died September 6, 2011. The Army veteran, company chairman, Rotary Club president and avid sailor is survived by his wife, Maryam, his mother, two children, two siblings and five grandchildren. James ‘Webbie’ R. Webb ’59 of Chattanooga died November 23, 2011. The U.S. Postal Service worker, church member and baseball and softball coach is survived by five cousins. Hoke Smith Jr. ’59 of Fayetteville, Ga., died October 10, 2011. The Air Force veteran and auto shop owner is survived by his wife, Sandra, a daughter, four grandchildren, two greatgrandchildren and three siblings. Cy Kellie Lynn ’60 of Rutherford College, N.C., died October 21, 2011. The education advocate, civic leader and public relations director is survived by his wife, Carole, two daughters, two step-daughters and six grandchildren. Rembert Reeve Owen Jr. ’67 of Houston, Texas, died November 15, 2011. The financial industry leader, church leader and golfer is survived by his wife, Kathryn, his mother and a sister. Steve Alexander ’68 of Charlottesville, Va., died December 8, 2011. The counselor and outdoorsman is survived by his wife, Paula, two daughters, a sister and three grandchildren. Charles Andrew “Charlie” Walters ’81 of San Antonio, Texas, died October 17, 2011. The real estate executive and Merry Knights of King William member is survived by his wife, Missy, three children, his father and three siblings.

2000s William ‘Carter’ Melcher ’09 of Atlanta, Ga., died June 12, 2010.

Obituaries are included in McCallie Magazine by class year in chronological order by date of death. Those not included in this issue will appear in the next. The Alumni Office sends email announcements about confirmed deaths to all classmates whose email addresses are updated in our system as soon as the school is notified of them. Stay informed of such things. Make sure the Alumni Office has your updated email address.

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Strang Tennis Center Under Construction

“We want to construct an outstanding facility that at least begins to reflect the quality of our tennis program.” – Dr. Kirk Walker ’69 Construction is set to begin this spring on a new 14-court, $3.1 million Strang Tennis Center.

The project, named for longtime McCallie tennis coach John Strang (1951-80), is expected to be completed in November.

The new facility will feature six indoor courts with two new outdoor courts to complement the six courts already on site. The interior of the new building will also include a team meeting room, a coach’s office, a kitchen, a restroom and a changing area.

“This will be one of the finest indoor high school tennis facilities in the country,” says head tennis coach Eric Voges. “We are excited about the future which includes outstanding facilities and coaches, and more importantly, quality young men who can use tennis’ life lessons to be effective citizens in their communities.”

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J. Hal Daughdrill III ’73

Houston B. Hunt ’76

Conrad R. Mehan ’77

James M. Ruffin ’80

Bradley B. Cobb ’86

S. Elliott Davenport ’78

Michael I. Lebovitz ’82

Glenn H. Morris ’82

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